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The RS01 Sneaker

Those in search of a washable, lightweight, supportive, and environmentally friendly summer sneaker need look no further than Rothy's RS01. Pedro Pascal wore them out and about, so you know their knit construction is great for pulling off the no-show sock trend this summer without the hassle of breaking them in. After several weeks of wear testing, we can safely say that these sneakers will be our go-to pair for the summer. If your feet are particularly wide, we recommend ordering a size up from what you normally would.) )

More information can be found at this link: Review of Rothy's RS01 Sneakers.

This Zerogrand Wingtip Oxford shoe is perfect for the hot summer months when you don't want to sacrifice style for the sake of comfort. Look no further for a pair of dress shoes that can take you from a summer wedding dance floor to an afternoon of meetings with ease and comfort.

Editor’s Choice
SlipSpeed™ Training Shoes

The most innovative sneaker to come out this year, by far. The SlipSpeed shoes are first and foremost a pair of high-quality workout shoes that can adapt to a wide variety of exercises and provide superior cushioning and a snug fit during intense workouts However, you can easily transform them into slip-on shoes for your rehabilitation thanks to the heel's convertible design.

The Iso-Chill foam padding inside the SlipSpeed is what really sets it apart, though; it keeps the entire cabin comfortably cool. These are the best summer footwear for active men because the upper is breathable. (Oh, and did we mention that it can be cleaned in the washing machine? )

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In my opinion, life isn't complete until you've worn a pair of Sperry's boat shoes. That's right, these are the original, and they still look and perform like new. It is unnecessary to elaborate on the timeless moccasin design; they can even elevate the appearance of preppy attire. In contrast, the Wave-SipingTM technology incorporated into these Sperry's makes them extra grippy on nearly all road surfaces, and the cushioning ensures your feet stay comfortable all day long.

The Top Summer Water Shoes

Water Coast

The Top Summer Waterproof Shoes

Water Coast is equipped to handle any amount of water, whether it's from an island cruise, a stroll along the shore, or a weekend boat ride. These water-resistant shoes have a soft, springy cushion and a breathable, perforated upper, practically begging you to go for a swim in the pool. So, you can skip the socks with these

Patnoflex Travel

The summer season calls for a comfortable pair of loafers, and this foldable slip-on design is perfect for all the exploring and city hopping you'll be doing. These summer sandals are perfect for traveling because they combine a casual yet refined aesthetic with cloud-like cushioning.

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These low-priced kicks feature a supple mesh upper that dries quickly and a supportive, cushioned footbed that will keep you on your feet. When it comes to snorkeling, it's one of the best water shoes out there, but the price is astronomical. Not only do they feel and look great while kayaking, traveling, sailing, or doing any other water-related activity, but they also look great and feel great while just lounging around town.

The Season's Finest Espadrilles


The Season's Finest Espadrilles

These neutral espadrilles are a chic replacement for your regular pair of flip-flops that you can wear anywhere. Their convertible collar makes them into a pair of slip-ons, and their lightweight, airy construction ensures that you can wear them comfortably all summer long.

men's summer footwear recommended for intense activity

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Men's Tree Dashers

Men's Summer Athletic Shoes

The Allbirds running shoe is quickly becoming a new classic thanks to its supportive midsole, excellent energy return, and breathable upper that keeps your feet dry and comfortable even when you're putting in a hard effort during outdoor runs. Believe us when we say that these are money well spent.

Check out this review of the Allbirds Tree Dashers!

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Chuck 70 High Top Parchment

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Jack Purcells are the obvious choice for a pair of casual, summer shoes due to their classic design and long lifespan. The shoe, originally released in the 1930s, has been updated by Todd Snyder with a textured upper, recycled rubber gum sole, and a cork liner for a comfortable summer shoe.

TRAKK-II Leather Toe-Thongs
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Unless they're from FitFlop, it's unlikely that your summer sandals, no matter how sturdy, will survive all of your outdoor excursions. The leather upper of these supportive flip-flops is lightweight without sacrificing durability, and the thicker rubber outsole is designed to absorb shock and evenly distribute your weight across your feet for all-day comfort.

Editor’s Choice
Ora Recovery Slide 3

The oversize midsole of this Men's Health 2021 Fitness Awards winner ensures that your muscles and joints can relax and heal after those exhausting HIIT sessions. The all-black version of these slides is particularly chic.

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Huarache Sandal

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The huarache, a classic Mexican sandal, is on its way to your summer vacation because of its breathable, flexible, and durable woven leather upper. Nisolo maintains the integrity of the traditional slip-on by making it appropriate for both a trip to the corner store and a romantic dinner on the patio of your favorite restaurant.

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Put away any preconceived notions you may have about Birkenstocks being only worn by hippie granola types. These easy, rugged beauties are too cozy to pass up, and they're finished off with a sleek shine thanks to the black hardware.

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Should the benefits of wearing clogs during the summer even be argued for? That's the most obvious choice you could make in terms of shoes. However, we will defend this superior, rugged, and ultra-chic design by Crocs. Every detail, from the stitching to the leather to the trademark ease of movement of the brand, screams "masculine" and "sex appeal," rather than "funky" or "tacky," as might be the case with other trendy but unsuitable for you clog styles.

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Ponto's dress sneakers are the holy grail of casual chic because they are as comfortable as walking on air whether you wear socks or not. Also, their adaptable, lightweight construction makes them ideal summer shoes. performance that is resistant to water, odor, and sweat

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A pair of driving loafers is a stylish addition to your summer wardrobe. The combination of the smooth leather and shiny metal accent makes even a white tee and chino shorts look more put-together.

Winston Mule Weejuns

There's a common misconception that mules are just fancy slippers. G's Mules, H However, the pioneer of the penny loafer industry, Bass, will not be treated so poorly. They're timeless, so they'll look great with everything in your closet this year. Easy breezy summer style is as simple as a white T-shirt, slim-fit jeans cuffed at the ankle, and these classic loafers.

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Don't stress out too much about finding the perfect pair of summer shoes. The minimalistic design of these designer mules doesn't sacrifice comfort for style. You can wear them with a camp shirt, some shorts, or even barefoot in the summer.

Although boots aren't the most popular choice for warm-weather footwear, these aren't your average pair. Their history can be traced back to WWII, specifically the deserts, which means they were designed from the start to transport tough men in scorching temperatures. In addition to being the original design, Clarks' desert boots are suitable for year-round wear.

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Mr. Christian Gollayan1Christian Gollayan

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Christian Gollayan is in charge of all of the shopping coverage on in his role as Deputy Editor, Commerce for Men's Health. After working as the Associate Managing Editor for in Portland for a while, he decided to return to his hometown of New York. Besides the New York Post and Tatler Asia, Christian's work has appeared in InStyle and Food & Wine.  

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Maverick Li is Men's Health's Style & Commerce Editor, where he writes about fashion and the business of men's grooming. Prior to joining the staff at Vulture, he worked as Esquire's Assistant Commerce Editor.

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